Important information about your health and health insurance!
All LCC students must have health insurance during their enrollment at LCC, as well as during OPT while on an LCC I-20.
As an international student at LCC, your insurance plan is ISO. You will receive a card with your group number at your new student orientation.
Your ISO insurance does not cover all doctors, hospitals, and urgent-care clinics in the USA. Before you schedule an appointment, make sure the doctor or clinic will take your ISO insurance by looking it up on the ISO Customer Care website.
In many countries other than the USA, if someone gets sick after-hours, or cannot get an appointment with a doctor, they go to the emergency room at the hospital. Doing this for a non-emergency in the USA is very expensive. If you have a non-emergency, but you still need to see a doctor, and cannot get an appointment at a regular doctor's office, try to go to an urgent-care clinic. The closest urgent care clinics are in Vancouver, about 40 minutes south of Longview.
The LCC Counseling Center is available to students who would like to speak to someone confidentially. Culture shock, home-sickness, stress or anxiety, depression, and family concerns, are common issues international students face. Past international students have mentioned that taking advantage of this service was very helpful. Having an objective, trained professional, can make a big difference when working through life struggles.
LCC's Gym & Fitness Center is open to all international students. You can lift weights, climb the rock wall, sign up for a class, or buy a smoothie and chat with friends! All natural smoothies are available at the Juice Bar. Sign up for fit, spin, intramural, open gym, rock climbing, weight lifting, or continuing education classes, along with traditional for-credit PE classes.
Red Devil Wellness is an inclusive well-being program created for LCC faculty, staff, and students. Red Devil Wellness strives to help employees and students improve and maintain their well-being by focusing on ways to inspire employees and students to: move more, eat healthy, learn how to reduce stress, and learn how to prevent illness.